Empowering Media That Matters

Comedy& Social Change

Comedy is a powerful contemporary source of influence and information. And yet, despite its vast cultural imprint, comedy is a little-understood vehicle for serious public engagement in urgent social issues.

The Laughter Effect is a series of investigations that spotlights how and why comedy can play a role in social change. Reports and studies from this project offer strategic recommendations about leveraging comedy for social justice – for change-makers, professional storytellers, and researchers.

Why Does Comedy Work for Social Change?

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The Laughter Effect

THE [SERIOUS] ROLE OF COMEDY IN SOCIAL CHANGE

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Laughing Matters: Samantha Bee, Comedy & The Refugee Crisis

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